Extraordinary breadth and depth of expertise places Children’s among the nation’s best

U.S. News & World Report Ranked in 10 SpecialtiesSt. Louis, MO - June 16, 2020 - U.S. News & World Report has again ranked St. Louis Children’s Hospital-Washington University School of Medicine among America’s Best Children’s Hospitals. The publication ranked St. Louis Children’s No. 1 in the state of Missouri and among the top 10 percent nationally.

The report evaluated 193 children’s hospitals in ten pediatric specialties. St. Louis Children’s is one of only eight children’s hospitals in the nation to rank top 25 in all 10 specialties, exemplifying its depth and breadth of expertise. It is the 12 consecutive year Children’s has ranked in all 10 specialties and it is the only children’s hospital within a 250-mile radius to do so this year.

The 10 pediatric specialties and St. Louis Children’s rankings in each are follows: Orthopedics (No. 6); Neurology & Neurosurgery (No. 7); Pulmonology (No. 8); Gastroenterology (No. 11); Urology (No. 15); Cardiology & Heart Surgery (No. 17); Nephrology (No. 19); Neonatology (No. 22); Diabetes & Endocrinology (No. 23); Cancer (No. 24).

“We are honored to be recognized as one of the very best children’s hospitals in the United States,” says Trish Lollo, St. Louis Children’s president. “It’s a testament to our team of nurses, caregivers and Washington University physicians for whom this work is both a passion and a calling. During these most extraordinary times – and every day – they are the most powerful and talented advocates for child health, and I am so very proud of this continued national recognition.”

The full rankings and methodology are available at USnews.com. The rankings will also be published in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2020 guidebook.

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For more than 140 years, St. Louis Children's Hospital has provided exceptional care for children in all 50 states and 80 countries around the world. With its academic partner, Washington University School of Medicine, Children’s is consistently ranked among the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. A member of BJC HealthCare, St. Louis Children’s Hospital follows one simple mission – to do what’s right for kids. That mission comes to life through medical discovery, innovative therapies and compassionate care. In 2018, Children's expanded with a state-of-the-art, 12-story medical tower. Children’s relies on generous donations to deliver specialized care for families in need, extend health care services to the community, and pursue research that promises to transform pediatric medicine. To find out more, visit StLouisChildrens.org, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.